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Jump to navigationJump to searchLaura Warholic WARHOLIC.jpgCover designAuthorAlexander TherouxCountryUnited StatesLanguageEnglishPublisherFantagraphics Books (first edition)Publication date2007Media typePrint (clothbound hardcover)Pages 878ISBN1-56097-798-1OCLC74968283Laura Warholic; or, The Sexual Intellectual is a 2007 novel by Alexander Theroux.The plot concerns the relationship between Eugene Eyestones, the writer of anadvice column called "The Sexual Intellectual", and his editor's ex-wife, LauraWarholic, whom Eyestones pities more than likes. This basic story provides thejumping off point for Theroux's satire of American culture.Contents1 Publication2 Plot summary3 Reception4 References5 External linksPublicationThe book was published by Fantagraphics Books, a comics publisher who had publishedTheroux's monographs on Edward Gorey and Al Capp. Notably, it is the first all-prose novel released by the publisher. Theroux stated they were the only ones"willing to publish the full manuscript without carping or cozy abridgements."[1]The cover design by the author, features an unreferenced photo of Evelyn Nesbittaken by Rudolf Eickemeyer in 1901. It has been criticized as "misleading at best",as the title character is not a beauty, and the subtitle refers to an advice columnin the novel.[2] After the bound galleys of the novel were produced in September2006, Theroux added this sentence to justify the cover art, describing protagonistEugene Eyestones's room: "Almost in counterpoint [to an "ikon of the Madonna"] hunga photograph of the transfiguringly lovely Evelyn Nesbit, the 'Girl on the VelvetSwing,' vivid of beauty, long of hair, American ikon of sex and scandal, love andloss" (p. 71).Plot summaryEugene Eyestones, an erudite recluse and bespectacled Vietnam veteran, writes TheSexual Intellectual, a column that discusses anything related to sex, as a

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